Birdman (2014)

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Emma Stone in Birdman (2014)
Her performance as Sam, Riggan's insightful, damaged daughter, has been acclaimed as one of the film's many highlights. And as much as she is the junior partner in Birdman's ensemble cast, she is also arguably its hottest star. Since her debut seven years ago, playing a likeable dream girl in fateful need of alcohol for her party in Superbad, Emma Stone has built her portfolio with all the assurance of an inverse Lindsay Lohan. Where both captured America's imagination in a sparky, superior teen comedy (Lohan in 2004's Mean Girls, Stone in 2010's Easy A), Lohan has since stumbled at every turn; by contrast, Stone, at 26, has done virtually every single thing right, gracefully emerging as America's favourite girl-next-door while laying the foundations for a career that promises much more.

Text from The Telegraph